Archive for the ‘Paper Planes Need Lots of Brains’ Category
You need brains to make paper planes. The work involves symmetry and also aerodynamics.
Now Mathspig recommends paper planes making as a Friday Maths Madness activity.
Put a waste paper bin on the front desk and every time students finish a problem or a set of problems they can write their name and answer(s) on a paper and fold it into a paper plane and aim it into the bin.
The most correct answers IN THE BIN wins a prize!!!!
This exercise involves multiple skills.
Here is a cool paper plane.
Mathspigs. You won’t believe this.
Takuo Toda, a Japanese Engineer, broke the world record for the longest flight for a paper plane when his 10cm long plane stayed in the air for 27.9 seconds. But here is the most AMAAAAAZing news. According to The Telegraph (UK) #mce_temp_url# , ‘the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced that it would fund a three-year, 90 million yen ($A1.17 million ) study into the feasibility of launching paper darts from the International Space Station and, hopefully, recovering them when they return to Earth about a week later.’
So you can earn a living making paper planes. Lets do it. Make paper planes, that is. I’m not so sure about the money. When you do make someof these planes time how long they stay in the air…. maybe, just maybe, you might build a world record breaking paper plane.
American Air Force Paper Papers
These planes are so cool!!!! But you have to pay for the instructions @ #mce_temp_url#
However, this How to Make Paper Airplanes Website does have a free video on how to make the JFK- 188 Jetplane. This is probably enough for starters.
Cool Airplanes for Kids
Some of the clearest instructions for making paper airplanes can be found on the Paper Airplanes for Kids _ Activity TV website: #mce_temp_url#
The names of the paper planes are cool too: Super Suzy, Lock-nosed Jet and Housefly.
Keep It Simple
For really basic, clear and step-by-step instructions try the Paper Planes Instructions page: #mce_temp_url#
10 Paper Airplanes
For more clear instructions try the 10 Paper Airplanes page: #mce_temp_url#
Paper planes include The Dart, The Moth and The Bat. The website has games to play with paper planes.